This is a short story, I think I read it in an anthology of the author's work, possibly.
I don't remember too many details, unfortunately. It had a male character who has the choice to break out of a time loop, but does not do so. In the end of the story, he does the same thing that he always does.
I believe there may have been something about a rocket launch, or a button being pressed, and a telephone call, from a phone booth.
Sorry, this is really vague. I just remember feeling a terrible sense of dread that the character had chosen to make the same decision again, knowingly setting off the loop.
I read it about ten years ago - in English, but I believe it was an older story. I am unsure if English was the original language.